The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is in the process of finalising an Accelerated Plan for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (APELF). Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, has been endemic in India since antiquity. In 1955, the government launched the National Filaria Control Programme to eliminate LF. Of the 256 districts in the
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U.S. based study limited to white, postmenopausal women with breast cancer Higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer, says a study led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, U.S. The scientists pooled data from two randomised clinical trials with 3,325 combined participants and a
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The Football World Cup gives the greatest pleasure to an Indian — you can hold multiple citizenship during the tournament The cars go by, the drivers honking loudly. I turn to find out who’s won the latest match and I see red, white and green flags being waved out of the windows and open sunroofs
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A parenting class in the U.S. for soon-to-be fathers sheds light on the role men play in child and family well-being In a conference room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on a recent evening, in Chicago, U.S., a group of men sat down for a class on pregnancy and childbirth led by Dr. Craig Garfield, a
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Inflation based on wholesale prices shot up to a 14-month high of 4.43% in May on increasing prices of petrol and diesel, prompting industry to demand action from policymakers to keep fuel prices under check. The wholesale price index (WPI)-based inflation stood at 3.18% in April and 2.26% in May last year. According to government
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On the amendments to the Major Port Authorities Bill Amendments approved by the Union Cabinet to the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 are meant to make employee representation stronger in a labour-heavy work environment. The amendments are based on the recommendations of the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee. The changes include an increase in labour representatives
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